2020 Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition

Entries Now Open!

Art News from Australia. Published by anonymous on Monday 13 July 2020.

The Mission to Seafarers 2020 Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne for eighteen years. Artists are invited to respond to the theme ‘The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’ to compete for a share of $20,000 in prize money. Entries close 31st August 2020

The event is a major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers and in 2019,  the exhibition featured 90 finalists whose work was selected from over 250 entries and who came from as far afield as Germany, Spain, Bangladesh, Pakistan, USA and New Zealand.
Entrants compete for a share of $20,000 across five categories – Maritime Art Award, Best Traditional, Runner-Up, Emerging Artist and People’s Choice Award.
Amongst the traditional beauty of oil paintings and watercolours of maritime subjects in the exhibition, artists have demonstrated a move to include more contemporary works in recent years.

$10,000 Maritime Art Award
$5,000 Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award
$1,000 Emerging Artist Award
$2,000 People’s Choice Award
$2,000 Runner-Up Award

The Mission to Seafarers building is an enchanting and iconic building in Docklands. Recently renovated, it is open daily to the public and is well worth a visit any time of the year, and particularly to see the Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition which is displayed throughout the public areas of the building, including the Norla Dome.